Meet Our Board of Directors

Cailen Gillis

Ms. Cailen Gillis

Cailen Gillis graduated from California State University, Long Beach Honor’s Program in 2013, majoring in Exercise Science. She continues to work as a physical therapy aide, assisting in patients’ rehabilitation journey. She also works as an emergency room scribe at two hospitals in the greater Los Angeles area. Recently, she was involved in a medical humanitarian mission to Nicaragua where she helped over 1,100 patients receive the medical care they desperately needed.

Cailen grew up in Fallbrook, and was involved in many after-school activities as a youth, which included gymnastics, art, horseback riding, dance, and volleyball. Her involvement in each activity grounded a foundation of confidence, perseverance, teamwork, communication, and critical thinking that has helped her in her adult life. Cailen has assisted with Opportunities for Kids since 2003. She sees the profound impact participating in after-school activities has had in her life, and wants others to gain these benefits, as well.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, doodling, exploring new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.